Wilmington, DE- The Warriors traveled to compete on the NCS Field against the Goldey-Beacom College Lightning. Although the sunny weather accompanied the Warriors they were struck down in the first round of CACC Men's Soccer playoff. The 4-2 score favored the men in white as a late goal solidified their victory. Alex Garcia and Francois Legoedec scored the two goals that Nyack would have on the game, however it was not enough to move on to the next round.
Comeback Effort in the Second Half Not Enough for the Warriors in CACC Quarterfinals
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|Goldey-Beacom (14-4-1, #2 seed)||1||3||4|
Oct 30, 2017
The first half was enchanting as both sides battled for the first goal. Goldey-Beacom seemed to thrive with possession as they managed five corner kicks and four shots before Nyack could dish their first shot. Francois Legoedec's shot would be saved by the Lightning's keeper to leave the score at a tie. However, Goldey-Beacom found their rhythm to force their sixth corner kick of the half. This time they were successful as a header shot from Alvaro Martinez put the first goal on the scoreboard. Goldey-Beacom led the half with 1-0.
The second period of the game showed many effort on both sides of the field. The Lightning struck again with two back to back goals to now bring the score to 3-0. Refusing to give up, Nyack responded with a 20 yard shot right in the post by Alex Garcia. His third goal on the season allowed the score to now be at 3-1. The Warriors managed to use that momentum in giving them another goal. Assisted by Finn Reese, Francois Legoedec tacked in his fourth goal on the season and thus pulling the Warriors within a one goal reach of a draw. Nyack continued the game with 4 shots that could not sink in. In the last 20seconds of the game, Goldey-Beacom found another goal in the back of the net to give them a 4-2 Win and another round of playoff.
Nyack finished the game with 14 shots and 4 corner kicks. Alvaro Magel made 6 saves on the night. Francois Legoedec, Finn Reese, and Alex Garcia each had two shots on goal while Storm Glautier and Mitchell Reed had one each.
"I think we did alright overall although we could've done better. This season was very inconsistent for us but we definitely managed to pull through and fight. We deserved this playoff game especially to even make it until today's game. Goldey-Beacom was a very great team and compared to the first time that we played them, today was a much better battle for us. We played better and although we couldn't finish with a win I'm glad we had the opportunity to play them again" -Francois Legoedec
The Warriors finish their season with a (7-10-1) record and the number seventh seed overall.